Christchurch MansionChristchurch Museum, Christchurch Park, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH, United Kingdom
Cultural Days Out - Museums
Tel 01473 433554
About Christchurch Mansion
Discover 500 years of history in this Tudor gem
Today the Mansion houses period rooms in illustrating changes in style from the 16th to the 19th century. See Tudor state chambers, 18th century state rooms and the Victorian wing. A must see gem is the Painted Closet above the porch is composed of panels originally from Hawstead Place, near Bury St. Edmunds. See our collection of British pottery and porcelain including Lowestoft porcelain, manufactured in the Suffolk coastal town from 1757 to 1799. Find displays of dollshouses, and toys and games from the past.
Ipswich Art School and Museum provides inspiration for students and visitors, as you journey through Suffolk's past from the Iron Age to Romans and Saxons. At Colchester's Natural History Museum visitors can get closer to nature, find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change.
Our art collection on display in the Wolsey Art Gallery includes oil paintings, water-colours, drawings and prints by Suffolk artists from the 17th century to the present day and includes important works the Suffolk-born artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. Other artists include George Frost, Tom and Edward Smythe, John Moore, Thomas Churchyard, Alfred Munnings, F G Cotman and Philip Wilson Steer.
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